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could be a major break in a 7-year-old cold case that has captivated the entire world. >> british investigators may be on the verge of cracking a mystery surrounding the disappearance of 3-year-old madeleine mccann. lama hasan has the latest from portugal. >> reporter: a possible lead after madeleine mccann vanished while vacationing with her family in portugal. police are searching for a man they believe broke into buildings in the same area of portugal in the years before and
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after maddie's disappearance. on 12 separate occasions. sexually assaulted five other young white british girls. >> we know this man has got this very, very unhealthy interest. these children are on holiday. i'm sure the public will understand it. there are significant fee fewers there. >> reporter: police say the assaults took place at resorts within 30 miles of each other and the man would sneak in during the early morning hours. witnesses describe him as tan with dark hair and a pot belly. who spoke english in a calm but slurred voice. and on more than one occasion wearing a long-sleeved burdendy shirt with a circle. there hadn't been any attempts made at abductions. british authorities now say they first made the possible connection to mccann when three victims' families came forward, following this televised recreation of mccann's crime five months ago. for mccann's parents who were away at dinner when maddy were
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at dinner, any lead is promising. >> any time a new appeal like today is made with new information coming forward, so long after madeline went missing, that in itself is progress. >> reporter: lama hasan, abc news. >> fascinating, seven years later. >> it is amazing. officers are investigating 12 potential crimes at the resorts, near resorts where maddy vanished. you would think after all these years they wouldn't have zoned in -- >> yeah. seven years later we are hearing about it. detectives are sifting through the details of 530 sex offenders. 39 are classified as high priority. let's hope they get somewhere. >> i know. it's been such a long haul for those parents. coming up, is parent hood really the key to familial bliss? there is a new book that has parents sharply divided. you be the judge, next. in the next half hour, for college age kids, time for the annual rite of passage, spring break.
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but wait until you see who is increasingly crashing the party. you're watching abc's "world news now."
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snoochlt ♪ so many beautiful reasons so many reasons to be happy. but if you ask some parents, kids may not always be at the top of the list. >> a new book is sparking fresh controversy in parenting circles, suggesting raising kids is not really what it's cracked up to be. and many parents are not any
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happier than their child-free peers. >> juju chang checks it out. >> reporter: the dirty little secret of modern parenting, that the day-to-die grind can turn happy people into less happy people. >> to me, feeling sad when my kids feels sad. >> reporter: kathy confesses she loves her kids but they don't anticipate the effort and guilty feelings. >> i think it creates a lot of guilt. >> reporter: author and mom jennifer is now exposing the unanticipated underbelly of parenting in her new boom book "all joy and no fun." research shows parents are no happier than nonparent. kids, it turns out, don't have to necessarily make life all that fun. >> the no fun part, i think people are much more reluctant to speak about. we know there is some drudgery associated with parenting.
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i don't know if we are fully prepared to talk about how much as parents. >> reporter: hardest years are early years and teenage years where a child is fighting for independence and parents have a hard time letting go. she also believes in the digital age it adds to mother's guilt and feelings of inadequacy. but rather than forgo parenting, parents just need to be realistic. >> are with someone who speaks with great certainty about what they are doing. >> none of us know. it is okay to be uncertain. >> reporter: what she says can't measure is long-term joy that comes with raising kids. >> talking about fun is a very thin form of happiness. joy is something totally different. it's about a deep, abiding connection with someone. being parents report more highs, more purpose. >> reporter: for a tough day, a
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tough day can be erased with a hug. >> what do you think? >> i don't doubt for a minute many parents might experience that. however, i only have one. i'm dad. maybe it's not as burdensome as mom. but she's the best thing i've got. she is awesome. and i'm not just saying that. >> as the mother of a toddler and 18-month-old, that's tough. >> a tough time. >> it is tough. and juggling that. >> i remember that, there were many days, where i'm like, that's not fun at all. but you are in the tough phase. do you relate or -- >> i get why she can say it is tough. and sometimes no fun. and i do feel when you have kids that are under 5, are you in a different boat. and when you have kids over 5, you forget how tough it was when they were under 5. >> i think i'm having that now. it gets better. it gets get better. once they pass 3, it is better. then 5 -- well, mine was an
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you know, italy has their version of "the voice." >> they all do. >> guess who shows up? a nun. sister christina, jamming to alicia keys' "no one." take a listen. ♪ ♪ no one no one ♪ ♪ what i'm feeling no one no one ♪ >> incredible. she's really a nun. and look at the judge's faces.
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i just love that moment. she can belt it out. >> like "sister act," the movie. they have to get the rest of the convent in there to do some songs. >> you have to watch the italian version. >> cool. he so many dog lovers out there. when you love your dog, can't get enough pictures. some people think you're insane. but when you love your dog. there is a new app called pack dog. they have an app to get on your smart phone all day long. polka time. >> hey, it's the first weekend of spring. let's polka! ♪ ♪ congress and foreign wars all the weather all the stories ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ around the world and up your street ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ i spoke with mr. putin out in russia yesterday ♪ ♪ i told him, vlad, hey cut it
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this morning on "world news now," the search resumes. this morning on "world news now" -- the search resumes. crews are again combing a dangerous and remote part of the indian ocean, trying to get answers in the mystery of malaysian airlines flight 370. taxpayers paid out a million dollars to thieves claiming to be irs representatives. >> the man who wants young people to put the alcohol aside and let him preach at the beach. and a presidential putdown. what president obama has to say to ellen about the oscar selfie that took over twitter. that is in "the skinny" on this friday, march 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> morning, everybody. happy friday. i'm john muller. >> i'm reena ninan in for diana perez.
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we begin with one official's call the best lead in nearly two-week-old search for malaysian flight 370. the problem, locating it. >> search planes are again flying through the location of that possible debris spotted by satellite. abc's david wright was on one of those missions and takes us along on this abc news exclusive. >> reporter: we took off aboard this p-8 poseidon on a nine-hour flight into the open on or about. then a thousand miles out to sea, the crew got a set of orders, a possible breakthrough. they gave us permission to call abc news from the cockpit. >> we are told by the flight crew, that they have some intelligence now, that there is some sort of debris in the water. they're not clear what. we will be the first plane on site. our primary focus now, those two large objects seen in those satellite images, possible debris. one piece as big as 78 feet.
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the images, now the best hope for answers. as we were racing to the scene, australia's prime minister was breaking the news to the world. >> following specialist analysis of this satellite imagery, two possible objects related to the search have been identified. >> reporter: the location, almost 1500 miles from the australian coast. closer to antarctica than to australia. our high-tech plane dropped to just 300 feet above the waves. the new technology on board, so sensitive it can spot something as small as a basketball on the water 16 miles away. crew members perched at every win doeshgs staring out at this lowly patch of ocean more than two miles deep. that's 14 empire state buildings piled end to end. deeper than where the "titanic" sank. for three hours we scanned the waters. 4100 square miles in all. an area the size of los angeles, but saw nothing. except a freighter and two pods of dolphins. >> we want to give the families closure.
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but you know, we know we did something good today. we eliminated the area and we move on to the next area tomorrow and keep trying. keep our hopes up. >> reporter: the search is set to resume for a couple of hours, but for now, whatever was in those satellite photos remains a mystery. david wright, abc news, perth, australia. >> questions about malaysian authorities' handling the search are intensifying. they waited for days to give information the search was being conducted in the wrong area. a british satellite company told officials on march 12th they picked up satellite pings, showing the plane may have crashed into the indian ocean. the malaysians waited three days before redirecting search efforts. stay with abc news. this story is sure to develop throughout the day. we will have updates on "america this morning" and "good morning america." and when not on the news, check abcnews.com for the latest. the political repercussions of crimea are expanding. president obama added to the sanctions against russia. black listing a bank and several wealthy russian businessmen.
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in return, russia banned nine u.s. congressional and administration officials from visiting. and germany's chancellor said she will boycott a plan for a european summit scheduled for russia in june. more middle eastern refugees than ever are headed toward italy. many are coming in overcrowded boats like this one. authorities say they have rescued more than 4,000 people in the past four days. the number of migrants always goes up as temperatures rise, but it's up at least 300% this year. the war in syria and instability in libya are reasons. construction worker in florida is in stable condition this morning after being rescued from a hole in the ground. now, he was part of a crew working on an irrigation system yesterday when the ground gave way beneath him, trapping his lower body in the mud. the man was trapped for over three hours before he was finally pulled to safety. with tax season in full swing, the irs has more than 20,000 taxpayers have been targeted in a massive phone scam. fake agents are calling
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taxpayers claiming they owe money and demanding payment using prepaid debit cards or wire transfers. people in every state have been targeted and victims have lost more than $1 million. the irs says, if you get a call, just hang up. it is now officially spring. the vernal equinox occurred at lunchtime yesterday. mother nature gave us a tease of the good weather to come. but as we hear from lana zak, that is just a preview of coming attractions. good morning, lana. >> reporter: good morning, john and reena. get comfy with another cup of cocoa. it doesn't appear winter cares that the calendar says it is spring. march is known to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. don't put away your sweaters and boots just yet. >> while spring is officially here on the calendar, the weather says it's still winter. we have shots of cold air coming in this weekend and look out, next week, for the possibility of a snowstorm. >> reporter: you heard correctly. another snowstorm may be rolling into the east coast next week. >> i'm sick of it. i'm ready for spring.
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>> reporter: on the very first day of spring, folks in new hampshire were welcome to a fresh dump of snow. >> we have been shoveling it mostly by hand. >> reporter: the harshest winter in almost 30 years is not releasing its grip on the nation. the chilly blast will continue for the 22 states who suffered below average temperatures while the seven states who have had warm weather can enjoy the sunshine. their warm days, the envy of the rest of the nation for whom this seems like a recurring nightmare. >> everybody's had enough snow. >> reporter: but is there a silver lining in this snowy cloud? meteorologists say the slow warming could help avoid spring floods and bring a few other benefits. >> the cool weather in april is going to have some benefits. number one, less allergies. number two, less severe thunderstorms. and those are thunderstorms that have the ability to produce damaging wind gusts, hail and tornadoes. >> reporter: and you know, all of this winter weather has had
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another effect. it's kept shoppers at home so big retailers like walmart are trying a new strategy. black friday spring sals since it looks like the weather is not going to cooperate any time soon. lana zak, abc news. >> i like that. >> i have not been going out to do anything. i dropped my ipod the other day. i saw the cracked screen -- >> it's horrible. >> tape. >> it's not that bad. i've been meaning to get it fixed bit it's too cold. i've been waiting for it to warm up for two weeks now. >> if winter was on facebook, i would have defriended it. >> i would call them out. >> hey, there you go. how about a zoo? let's talk about zookeepers at portland, oregon zoo. they're showing off one of their newest arrivals. >> check it out, baby penguin. one of three born earlier this month. the zoo says this one is hearty, nicknamed porker. humble penguin. passed his baby physical with
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flying colors. porker and siblings will make their debut later this summer. >> totally cute. i mean, who doesn't like -- are penguins kind of hard? i don't see them in a lot of zoos. >> i'm not sure, to be honest. but three new chicks have joined the portland zoo this month. so been a good winter for these guys. >> they are keeping cozy in little nest boxes. i was wondering how they do that. they have a diet of fish smoothies provided by their parents. would you try one? >> the smoothy? i'm going to pass on the fish smoothy. the penguins are probably the only ones happy about this weather. and coming up in "the skinny," the star power at the state department. and preaching at the beach. meet a man who is diving into the den of debauchery to help young people find their way to christianity. you're watching "world news now." ♪ everybody's waiting for me to arrive ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" brought to you by swiffer.
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♪ ♪ ♪ i'm coming up so you better get this party started ♪ college students from coast to coast have been getting the party started. >> that's right. spring break is upon us. for millions of students, that not only means sun and surf but keg stands and tequila shots. >> wait until you hear who is crashing the party. we're up "up all nightline" with gio benitez. >> reporter: spring break, it's
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a rite of passage. once a year, hundreds of thousands of college kids descend on the beaches of the southern coast to party. there are no rules here. only expectations to get very drunk. naked. and hook up. >> got to get it on. >> reporter: just steps away from overflowing beer bongs and vodka shots -- >> jesus christ. >> woo! >> reporter: our spring breakers with a much different purpose. praying for the parties. >> i ask you to reveal yourself to them. >> reporter: but for buddy young -- >> what is going on? >> reporter: -- an unexpected face on the spring break scene. >> i want to come back and help my party people get to the team i want to be at.
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>> reporter: for the past 34 years he's led a ministry called beach preach, to, of all places, south padre island, to spread the word of jesus >> the hangout. this is the people who really need our help. >> reporter: what is the goal here? >> number one, we realize that students come to spring break and they want to blow off steam and have fun. in the midst of that, there are tons of safety issues. one of the primary things we want to do is work with the city of south padre island. police department and all of them, to make sure that students have a safe spring break. >> reporter: so when the sun goes down and the party gets wilder, for some the night ends in the back of this car. >> both are underage and are highly intoxicated. >> reporter: for those who party on, ironically, the beach preach ministry is their free ride. >> the object is to get them from one place to another, get them safely there. but also to have just a conversation with them. what's going on in your life. how can we help you? >> reporter: a lot of people are
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watching saying, this is just spring break. they're out having fun. so why is it when you're here? >> what happens when you wake up after spring break? when a girl says, hey, let's go in here and let's do this and they wake up next morning, now all of a sudden reality comes in. did anybody film me? did anybody take a picture of what i did? i'm so embarrassed. >> reporter: so this is -- >> i think, what would happen if that was my daughter? >> reporter: on the last day of the ministry, buddy has gathered the converted. at once, the debaucherous party gives way to collective prayer. >> heavenly father, we thank you for this great opportunity we have to testify to our faith in you. thank you for saving us, rescuing us. we thank you for these who will be baptized. amen. >> amen! >> reporter: the crew wades into the chilly waves to begin baptizing. for "nightline", i'm gio benitez
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in south padre island, texas. >> gosh. >> quite the scene down there. according to the south padre island convention and visitors bureau, estimated 50,000 students visit the island each march for spring break. >> they say it's expanded beyond to other popular spring break sites like panama city, florida. and they're offering you free breakfast. >> free breakfast can be a good thing. can be very persuasive. >> when have you drunk a little bit too much. >> no doubt about it. >> when we come back, we check out the "the skinny." and today's headlines, what president obama told ellen and what fergie told the state department. >> announcer: "world news n
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ all right. it's time for "the skinny" on this friday. we start with a special guest star on ellen. >> the reigning daytime queen of funny held court via live satellite interview from who else, president obama. wasting no time in one-upping the chief executive, getting a dig over her selfie she took earlier this month at the academy awards. >> i don't know if you know this, but i was aiming to break your record of retweets. and i apologize for doing it. but i broke your retweet record. >> i heard about that. i thought it was a pretty cheap
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stunt myself. >> he's always good with the comebacks. >> he is. >> in between jokes the president took the opportunity to taut obamacare. and admitted that was the first lady on the week-long trip to china. getting a little slaufenly. do you remember when he was in new york recently, part of the obamacare -- actually, minimum wage 37 praising the gap because they had given their employees raises. and he bought the sweaters for his daughters. >> yes, at the gap. >> ellen asked, how did it go. his quote was, they didn't say ewww, so it was a success. >> and they are fashion superstars. be curious to know when they wear them. >> and the counter girl said, why don't you go with v-neck. and he said, no, crew neck. he didn't get an ewww, so he did all right. >> he has some fashion sense. >> there you. >> normally unflappable diplomats and state department personnel got a little excited with a visit from pop royalty. >> fergie stopping by to aid victims of sexual and domestic
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violence around the world. the black-eyed peas singer trading in an edgy rock star attire for a conservative tailored pin-striped suit. deputy secretary of state introduced her as, quote, a global ambassador and musical duchess. they really do crazy when these hollywood types -- i mean, everybody from all over the state department like flocks in. >> sure. >> you know, who -- who wouldn't want to see fergie? new baby. she does look quite good in that suit. >> she does. she dresses up beautifully. let's talk about thor. the man who plays him in the movie isn't doing so bad himself. we are talking about chris hemsworth and his wife, elsa, and they are parents of twins now. >> they were born yesterday at a los angeles hospital amid tight security. we don't even know their genders. the couple has a 22-month-old daughter. hemsworth is currently filming
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"avengers:age of ultron." >> they have more hands full than what you have at home. >> i'm curious to what they say about the parenting we were talking about earlier. 22 months. >> and those poor kids have to live up to their dad being thor. hard to step into those shoes. >> didn't think about that. >> next up, jennifer aniston and her long time fiance. >> they've been engaged for nearly two years and now published reports say they might be considering eloping. >> really? >> possibly in the spring. someone close to aniston says, there's a possibility it could be a small casual destination wedding, somewhere warm. >> yep. they frequently vacation to mexico so that is being considered. the former "friends" co-star says they want to get married when neither are jumping from job to job. >> destination wedding seems her style. she doesn't seem like princess bride.
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>> the talk about her and marriage has been so long. it could be nice to actually see the pictures, right? all right, folks. we'll be right back.
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see what's new at projectluna.com ♪ everybodyorking for ♪ everybody's working for the weekend ♪ have that in our heads all day. >> forever, i know. >> time to rewind the week with our weekly friday rewind. >> topping the headlines of course, that missing malaysian airlines jet, but also making news with holiday controversy, a celebrity revelation. and commodes causing commotion. >> with the turns of this airplane made, even if we don't know the altitude, someone was very definitely in control of this airplane and knew what they were doing. >> this is a treacherous deep seas winter is coming. the rescue efforts just continue to get more difficult by the day. >> the crisis in ukraine is the most serious test of european security in the 21st century so far. >> we are exploring a number of additional steps to increase the
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pace and scope of our military cooperation, including rotating u.s. forces to the baltic region. >> there's a report of a helicopter into the space needle, on the ground now. cars involved, on fire. >> it was taking off and it just wobbled and spun and then it started going down sideways on the street. >> this will be the 23rd year in new york city. and it's not over until every irish lbgt person can march down the street behind a banner that says who she are. >> arizona against louisville. >> who do you go going to the championship? >> michigan state going all the way for me. >> i'm a paid hypocrite. i wasn't okay with it, but i was still doing it. just putting perspective on the time that i had and the thoughts that i had when i was in it and when i decided to leave. >> it's an actual commode with the tank and everything.
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two of them. she has the commodes right at the property line faced towards me. so i said, i had enough. so i had them come out and build me a fence. >> that poor lady. we want to remind you about a special feature for our facebook fans. >> it's called "in case you missed it" and you can check on the all the highlights from our shows this week. logon to wnnfans.com to take a look. >> and that woman talking about the toilets next door, the colorado man who put them up on the tree is calling them artwork. >> but there is other people in colorado saying it is total rubbish and get the trash out of there. >> take them down. >> he has to take them down. i wouldn't want a toilet in my backyard. >> i wouldn't either. she built a fence, but they are above the fence line. so you still see them. >> not cool. >> not cool. >> fun to watch. >> it was fun to watch. don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> coming up, more news from abc. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning. i'm john muller. >> i'm reena ninan in for diana perez. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." the search continues so far without success for possible debris from malaysia airlines flight 370. crews from the u.s., australia and new zealand are in the air. but stormy weather is making their efforts even more difficult. full coverage coming up. and it's tit for tat over crimea. u.s. has placed sanctions over vladimir putin's richest friends and russia is telling nine top u.s. officials they are not welcome. there are questions about the security at ground zero. a new jersey teen was able to climb to the top of one world trade center, the nation's tallest building, without any
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credentials or passes. and seattle police release pictures from the scene of kurt cobain's suicide nearly 20 years ago. showing drug paraphernalia and other personal items. photos were on undeveloped film in a police vault. these are some of our top stories from friday, march 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning, everybody. good to have you here, reena. >> nice to be here. >> good to have you back. >> this is the part of the show that i'm always flustered. >> have your microphones carrying around. >> i'm just not used to carrying it around. >> feel better? >> i hope you can hear me. >> yeah, happy weekend. let's get to it, all right? we begin this half hour with the latest on the search of melalaysian airlines flight 370. >> researchers are back out over the search area right now. >> chinese media are sending an ice breaker and three military planes. a change of season in the
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lower southern hemisphere means stormy weather and rough seas today in the search area, making an already demanding task even more difficult. >> the number one enemy in the search has always been time. it's the life of the batteries in the plane's black boxes start to drain away. >> you can imagine how news was greeted when malaysian authorities waited for days to react on information they were searching thousands of miles off-course. david kerley explains it all. >> with dozen of planes flying from thailand to indonesia for days, it has likely been looking in the wrong place for the 777, nearly a week before it shifted its search. >> unbelieve. it's it's such an egregious slip-up in the investigation, i can't believe it. >> reporter: it was saturday morning that flight 370 goes missing. a satellite company says pings from the jet left a trail. >> we can draw a plot from the north and south where people might want to look for the missing aircraft.
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>> reporter: just four days after the disappearance, that data was given to the malaysians, suggesting those two massive arcs, but also with the conclusion that all indications pointed to off of australia as the likely spot to find the plane. the malaysians only shared the news of the arc two days later and two more days before they asked for help searching the indian ocean. a five-day delay while resources were used elsewhere. and that's important. >> whatever wreckage is on the water has floated greatly away from where it was. >> reporter: and this is critical. depending on currents, debris can move 120 to 150 miles every day. and every day those batteries on the black boxes weaken. now just a little more than two weeks of power left. david kerley, abc news, new york. news of sighting of possible flight debris sent families of passengers down another emotional roller koers. abc's bob woodruff reports on the conflict between wanting
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hope and needing closure. >> reporter: for families, hour upon hour, the wait is agonizing. for the girlfriend of missing american phil wood, seeing those images of possible debris came as a real blow. >> i believe that phillip is still alive. and if that is part of the plane, that dashes hope. >> reporter: back in the u.s., woods' two sons last week describing their own pain. >> i'll never really give up hope. but that doesn't mean that i won't accept that he may not come back. >> reporter: malaysian officials apologizing for the lack of answers. >> the one piece of information that they want most is the information we just don't have. the location of mh370. >> reporter: the family members here in malaysia are also coming to terms with this. they certainly are frustrated. they have waited this long. they do want to find this plane. but more importantly, they want to know where their loved ones are and why this happened. bob woodruff, abc news, kuala lumpur. >> stay with abc news throughout the morning for updates.
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on this developing story. we'll have updates on "america this morning" and "good morning america." and, of course, logon to abcnews.com for the latest throughout the day. this morning first lady michelle obama is well into her first full day of a week-long visit to china. she arrived in beijing yesterday, the first of three cities she and family members will visit. today mrs. obama visited a high school where she tried chinese calligraphy. tomorrow the first lady makes an address. on sunday she will visit the great wall. twitter is not available in turkey right now. the country's prime minister is making good on his threat to crack down on twitter after accusations of acorruption. but tech teams and others are posting work-arounds for turkish users. someone even spray paintsed instructions on one of the prime ministerary campaign posters. firefighters are battling a wildfire that stretched about three miles along an interstate.
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flames were tough to fight. because they were burning in dry brush. and were being pushed by high wind. only one structure was lost, an abandoned mobile home. there were no reported injuries. new tragedy for the family of legendary country singer johnny cash. courtney cash, his great niece, has been stabbed to death in her home. her body stuffed in a box. her boyfriend was also injured but managed to drive himself to the hospital. the man who may have been a friend of the couple is in custody. the sheriff says drugs may have been involved. the federal reserve announced 29 of the nation's 30 biggest banks passed the so-called stress test. the test created after the 2008 financial crisis exam how banks would hold up if a deep recession were to hit. zion bank was the only one not to pass. the top performers were bny mellon and state street corporation. a recall involving kids' bed canopies to tell you about. ikea is recalling seven different models.
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the retailer says there's a risk of strangulation but there are no reports of any children getting seriously hurt. customers did complain the canopy nets were pulled into the cots and becoming entangled around infants' necks. ikea will give full refunds to customers who return the products. starbucks planning to turn more of its cafes into beer and wine destinations at night. the company is looking to expand alcohol sales to thousands of select stores over the next several years. the chain first offered beer and wine after 4:00 p.m. at one of its seattle cafes in 2010. this is part of starbucks way to boost sales after the morning rush. what do you think, would you wander in there for a nice glass of cabernet? >> it's mixing two things. i don't think so. it's already in 40 stores now. it'll be in all of the starbucks cafes. but i don't know, i think starbucks is a coffee place. would you go? >> it depends on the city or the town i'm in. if that was one of the only games in town, i might.
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>> and the chief operating officer said they have had success in urban areas year restaurants and theatres. >> it might be nice to sit and do work and a glass of wine. not in the singles mingle scene. >> like bailey's coffee? mix liquor with coffee. or just beer? >> you should work for this company. great idea, reena. well, moving on to a couple of guys being nominated for the world's dumbest criminals. surveillance caught them breaking into a car dealership in florida. they're seen looking for keys in an office, but one of them leaves behind a super big clue. his driver's license. >> not good. >> not good. he apparently accidentally dropped it in the office. the guy at the dealership found it and of course, turned it over to police. >> we were all laughing pretty hard. i mean, obviously we were upset, but it was -- i don't know. it wasn't too hard for the cops to get -- to put this one together. >> three cars were stolen but the guy who left his license behind has been arrested. another suspect is being sought.
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all right. on the other hand, kind of a cool idea, using a gopro camera to shoot a crocodile up close. on the other hand, a volunteer at the outpost at florida's everglades thought he would give it a try. put it to the test. check it out. above and below the service, but crock dils do what they do, chomp the camera to pieces. so much for that camera. chicago is flirting with spring-like weather today. the flower show it on its way. the event traces its roots back to 1847. >> this year, 50,000 people are expected to attend, and the theme is, do green do good. besides the exhibits, the flowers and plants and trees, there are also vendors and workshops. >> kind of makes you feel springy, right? >> we'll take it. any sort of flowers. >> you bet. let's look at the weather. chicago and great lakes region. could see rain and showers today. clipper system bringing snow to upper plains and midwest. most other areas will be dry.
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>> chicago's high should be around 62. 60s and low 70s for the rest of the midwest. the highs in the pacific northwest will be in the 50s. only about 67 in los angeles. in the 70s for the south. and in the mid-40s for both detroit and boston. all right. 16 more ncaa march madness games are on the schedule today. let's hope they live up to the first day of the tournament. >> starting off, a game that was mentioned yesterday here on the show, san diego state and new mexico state. they went into overtime before san diego state pulled out the win, 73-69. >> and yesterday we mentioned 7'5", similar bhullar of new mexico state. he scored 14 points before he fouled out. >> the texas longhorns pulled out the only buzzer-beater of the tournament. beating arizona state as time expired after being 14 points up and 12 minutes to go. >> and last but certainly not least, north dakota state bison. they went into overtime against oklahoma before winning by five.
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it was the school's first ever tournament win. a record four games going into overtime yesterday. that's a record on a single tournament day. good stuff. coming up -- a blessing times five. >> meet the couple that's welcoming four little girls and one boy. it's three more than they originally thought they were having. later, taking food advice from women who wear size 2. unlocking the super secrets of super models. just what are they eating, what are they not eating, to stay so slim you're watching "world news now." ♪ when everything i do i do for you ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by tide sport. sport. but nobody warned me about this. [ whispers ] that boys start to smell. mom! what? you're becoming a man. this bag filled with his baseball clothes... let's just say it's got a powerful scent. but with tide sport, i just throw the bag right in the wash, clothes and all and it comes out fresh as a daisy. makes this puberty thing easier on all of us. right?
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♪ ♪ arms wide open one couple in east texas certainly has their arms full this morning. >> can't even imagine. they're going down in the record books, or at least at baylor hospital, for its first ever birth of quintuplets. four girls and one little boy putting their hometown on the map. and making this one of our "favorite story of the day." cynthia of our dallas affiliate has the story. >> reporter: this is behind the scenes video from baylor university medical center in dallas where mia, tessa, brant, gracie and rayleigh were born via cesarean section on tuesday. >> i wanted to hold them so bad. and i'm looking forward to being home. >> reporter: michelle and steven seal who already have a 2-year-old son welcomed four daughters and one son who ranged
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in weight from 2 pounds to 3 pounds, and all being monitored in the neonatal intensive care unit. they were born at 29 weeks and one day on tuesday. >> how are you feeling? >> i'm happy that we got as far as we did. that's really a milestone. >> reporter: in a news conference, the quintuplets' parents, michelle and steven, said originally there were six babies but one didn't make it. michelle said the births were a result of previous fertility work. >> we knew, like very early on, that there were multiples. i was thinking multiples meant twins. sxl there at the beginning we would go back like every week and they would find a few more. >> reporter: the parents are grateful for the nearly two dozen physicians and nursing staff who took part in the delivery. >> we would just like to thank the baylor hospital for taking such good care of us. >> reporter: the parents can
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only admire these tiny hands, feet and legs for now. and longingly wait to hold their children for the first time. >> congrats. did you see the look -- you mentioned it -- >> the terror on the dad's face. >> oh, my god. five kids. five extra kids. >> that's natural though. i would be concerned if he wasn't a little bit anxious. >> we are happy for them. all the newborns all breathing on their own when they were born. >> and john offers to babysit. >> sorry, i'm in new york. coming up, the dieting secrets of supermodels. >> you think you could eat like they do? you might. what super models are cooking up. it may surprise you, coming up. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after th
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she's got the look ♪ she may have the look but how exactly did she get that look? >> one of fashion's biggest mysteries. what do supermodels eat to stay so slim? this morning, the industry's hottest names are spilling their secrets. >> reporter: supermodel food porn, a trend taking social need yeah by storm. top models are dishing all. sharing their food cravings and con cob concoction with millions of followers. why are we seeing the supermodels feeling the need to tell us about what they're eating these days? >> sharing what you eat and what you are eating on instagram is natural. it just so happens the that the general public is way more interested in what super models eat. >> reporter: from veggie packed dinners on instagram to carly clauson namesake line of wholesome cookies. they walk the walk, now some of them are talking the talk about eating healthy. victoria secret angel host her own youtube show called well
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done. where she serves up her favorite recipes. >> and there we have it. chicken saute and peanut -- >> reporter: more than a million fans can't stop watching. >> i think it's actually great when someone like adrianna lima tells "the daily news" i work out twice a day and drink a gallon of water because that's real. that's what she is doing to look the way she looks. >> reporter: danielle is a model on a mission. not just a cat walk star but a certified nutritionist who shares her recipes like this quinoa granola. on her popular food blog. >> i started four years ago. when i went full time i sort of realized it was the pressure on looking good and staying in shape, so i was -- so i was more careful about what i ate. >> reporter: she has cut processed foods, gluten and refined shugers out of her diet. while many women would like to look like a model, is it really a good idea to eat like one?
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>> be inspired by recipes. be inspired by new foods to add into your diet. but don't be inspired to take real health advice. and don't necessarily change your entire diet because of what works for that individual. >> reporter: and if you can't fit into supermodel clothes, now can you try eating like one. >> you know, it was pretty amazing. the dietitian we spoke to was saying that, you know, some of them go on these gluten-free diets but it's not for everyone. and these models go on the juice diets to quickly lose weight, but it is not really healthy living, necessarily. >> you wonder how much of a lifestyle you can make out of some of these. but just eating flavorful food like that, eating vegetables, lean protein, you can learn a lot from some of them, i suppose. >> i would rather get a professional chef, really. >> there's your meal there. >> or a little quinoa. however you pronounce that. >> i never know how to pronounce that. it tastes like rice and it's protein. >> it's protein. >> not so starchy.
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ton tomatoes, it isn't getting a lot of support from the critics. ty borrow of the boston globe writing, divergent is almost good enough to make you forget what a cynical exercise it is on every possible level. but michael o'sullivan of "the washington post" gives it a thumbs up writing, it is rare a movie is as good as the book it's based on. >> next up from a future to just a zany one, muppets most wanted by our parent company, disney, plunges the gang on a european tour into an international crime caper starring high-power talent of ricky gervais, tina fey as the prison guard. >> tough digging an escape tunnel, frog. >> how did you know? >> it's the first escape everyone tries. ♪
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>> the second escape people try. >> so far, not surprisingly, the critics love it. scoring an 80% on rot ton tomatoes but their enthusiasm somewhat subdued. rick benltly writing, disappointing sequel. the movie proves it's not easy. franc lovece writes while it may not be inspirational, it's aspirational, muppetational. >> i like that word. >> supercalifragilistic expialidocious. >> muppetational. new word in webster's. >> "divergent" got mixed review but i think my daughter would like that. like hunger games. >> i would like the muppet show. >> that's our news for this half hour. >> follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com.
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this morning on "world news now" -- the quest for answers in the mystery of flight 370. a new search begins this morning to find out more about those two objects seen bobbing in the indian ocean. and there are new questions about what the malaysian government knew and when. full coverage. plus -- >> he is the type of kid who would see something. people are like, you're crazy for doing it. and that's nothing, he could do it. >> supposed to be one of the most secure buildings in the world. how did a 16-year-old manage to climb on top of one world trade center? also this morning -- >> for me the lows are feeling sad when my kids feel sad. >> then secrets that parents are afraid to admit. raising kids doesn't always lead to happiness. an expert weighs in on why these tough modern times can take a toll. it's friday, march 21st.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning, everyone. i'm john muller. >> i'm reena ninan in for diana perez. >> good to have you here. we haven't seen you in a while. >> yeah. it's been a frosty winter. it's nice to be back. >> not so much the frosty winter, but having you back for sure. looking good in red, by the way. >> thank you. >> we have a busy news day. we begin with continuing searches for the possible debris from malaysia airlines flight 370. so far search crews have been unable to locate the objects picked up by an australian satellite. >> search planes including this royal new zealand air force orion are over the area right now finding stormy weather and rough seas, trying to find any sign of the missing flight. >> the missing flight may have been found, the reality of just how difficult locating the wreckage is starting to set in.
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>> but working in one of the most remote areas, the search teams are confident they will get the job done. abc's devin dwyer joins us with details. devin? >> reporter: investigators say they are heartened by these new leads but still a painstaking search. the area of focus is a three-hour flight from land to some of the world's most deepest and roughest seas. u.s. and australian search teams say they're hot on the trail of flight 370. high-tech planes are scanning the open seas almost 1500 miles from the australian coast. their target, two large objects seen in newly-released satellite images. possible debris. one piece as big as 78 feet. >> those images were taken four days ago. those parts are no longer where the pictures were taken. it is not a simple task. >> reporter: search crews dropped marking buoys. to see how far debris may have drifted. it's painstaking work without certainty the debris in those
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images is even related to the plane. but families of the missing say they are getting desperate for answers. >> i'm prepared to find him and i'm prepared to find that he's not with us any more and i'm a little less prepared to not know. i think the risk of not knowing is what frightens me the most. >> reporter: meanwhile, new questions about why it took so long to zero in on the southern indian ocean. >> we shared data and an idea that could be tested against other data with the correct authorities on tuesday. >> reporter: key satellite data from the jet's pings reaching the malaysian government a full five days before they re-oriented the search. aviation experts are calling this an egregious slip-ups. teams spending nearly a week looking in the wrong place. whatever floating debris might be found is much harder to trace. john and reena. >> as the story continues to develop throughout the morning, stay with abc news for the latest. we'll bring you the updates on "america this morning" and "good morning america."
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and, of course, check abcnews.com for the latest throughout the day. the diplomatic battle over crimea is getting personal. president obama expanded the list of sanctions against russia to include several people close to russian president vladimir putin. mr. obama also laid the groundwork for more sanctions targeting russia's financial services, energy, mining, engineering and defense industries. >> these sanctions would not only have a significant impact on the russian economy but could also be disruptive to the global economy. >> in retaliation, russia banned nine u.s. officials from entering the country, including harry reid and john boehner. senator mccain laughed at being included saying he regrets not being able to spend spring break in siberia. oscar pistorius is selling the house where he allegedly killed girlfriend reeva steenkamp because of mounting legal bills. pistol pistorius' legal team
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said it's going beyond three weeks is causing the olympian to dispose of his biggest asset. pistorius may take the stand next week to testify about what he claims was an accidental shooting. fred phelps, founder of anti-gay church, has died. westboro baptist church members the 2011 decision upheld the church's right to picket military funerals. phelps was 84. the seattle police department has released new photos from the investigation of a suicide of kurt cobain. one focus is on a cigar box containing drug paraphernalia. the second shows the box closed with personal effects, including a wallet, sunglasses and some money. the pictures were on several undeveloped rolls of film that were in a police vault since cobain's suicide. in april. >> cobain front man of famous
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rock 'n' roll band nirvana. police want to stress, as much as they got these pictures out there, the case is not reopened. nothing more to think it's more than a suicide. people jumping to conclusions there's a twist in the case. the only new twist in the case is there are pictures that were not developed that are now developed. the case itself is still closed. >> can you believe it's been 20 years? >> 20 years. >> 20th anniversary. i still remember. >> i remember seeing them on "saturday night live." i was a little late to the party. i'm sure the people in seattle all knew. nirvana was just appearing on the national scene. they were doing the hair and -- it was really shocking but cool. >> "smells like teen spirit." >> that's the song. i remember. it's not even finished yet and already a security breach at the world trade center. it's an embarrassment for the agency not only running the site but also the george washington bridge used as a political weapon. abc's gio benitez has more. >> reporter: the massive one
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world trade center, 1,776 feet high, towering over the 9/11 memorial. this very spot attacked twice by terrorists. officials promised this would be the most secure high-rise on earth. how, then, did 16-year-old just justin casquejo, seen here on his facebook page, standing on the railing with the tower in the background, climb to the very top? police tell us at 4 a.m. the teen squeezes through a one-foot opening in the fence around the construction site, climbs the scaffolding up to the sixth floor, took the elevator to the 88th floor, then walked up the stairs to the 104th floor where he went right past an inattentive security guard. on the roof he climbed a ladder up to the antenna. around 6 a.m. he was spotted by a construction worker when he tried to leave. and he was arrested. he also had to go through two additional security checkpoints on site. >> obviously, it's shocking and troubling. i don't know how it possibly could have happened. >> reporter: he is now charged with criminal trespass and could
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get more than three months in jail. friends say he was a thrill-seeker. >> he is the type of kid who would see something and people are like, you're crazy for do it and he would be like, that's nothing and he would do it. >> reporter: the port authority that handles security for the site says, we are constantly reassessing our security posture at the site and constantly working to make this site as secure as possible. and walking along the perimeter, we can't find any easy way in. in fact, security is tight. you can see those card readers right there. clearly, there was a massive security failure. gio benitez, abc news, new york. moving on to another step, this year's boston marathon. they unveiled the banners that will line the route of the race yesterday. special -- they're calling it honor banners will be hung near where the bombs went off. last year killing three, injuring hundreds. the marathon's theme, we run together. about 36,000 runners will tackle the 26.2 mile course on april 21st.
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and major league baseball season starts for real early tomorrow morning, is that right, in australia? >> seems impossible. >> in australia. >> the dodgers and diamondbacks are in sydney to play game two -- two games. >> two games. dodgers playing an australian all-star team. this happened, by the way, foul ball to left. the fielder throws it into the crowd. the security guard hands the ball to the kid in yellow. but -- yeah, another kid, but the kid in yellow really wanted it. check it out. the other kid was nice enough and gave the ball back. >> gave it back. good sportsmanship. he made that youngster very, very happy. >> i mean, i still am a big baseball fan but when spring comes around, you start to think of baseball because it's getting warm out. we don't have that feeling here. it still feels -- they're starting baseball because it feels like the dead of winter. >> i'm from tampa. that's where a lot of spring training happens. so i, as a tampa person, thought baseball begins in spring. >> bring it on and bring on the warm weather with it.
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>> absolutely, looking forward to that. up next, the possible lead in the disappearance of a little girl. the sexual predator investigators say good awfully close to where madeleine mccann disappeared. plus, does being a parent make those happier than those who aren't? one researcher's surprising answer. you're watching "world news now." ♪ so many beautiful reasons >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by bounty. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by bounty. [ bubbles ] [ giggling ] again! again! >> "world news now" weather brought to you by bounty. this much fun, why quit?'reg and new bounty has no quit in it either. it's 2x more absorbent than the leading ordinary brand, and then stays strong, so you can use less. watch how one sheet of new bounty keeps working, while their two sheets just quit. [ bubbles, baby giggling ] again! [ mom ] why use more, when you can use less.
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could be a major break in a seven-year-old cold case that has captivated the entire world. >> british investigators may be on the verge of cracking a mystery surrounding the disappearance of 3-year-old madeleine mccann. abc's lama hasan has the latest from portugal. >> reporter: a disturbing possible lead nearly seven years after 3-year-old madeleine mccann vanished while vacationing with her family in portugal. police say they are searching for a man they believe broke into buildings in the same area of portugal in the years before and after maddy's disappearance on 12 separate occasions. sexually assaulted five other young white british girls.
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>> we know this man has got this very, very unhealthy interest. these children are on holiday. i'm sure the public will understand it. there are significant features there. >> reporter: police say the assaults took place at resorts within 30 miles of each other and that the man would sneak in during the early morning hours. witnesses describe him as tan with dark hair and a pot belly. who spoke english in a calm but slurred voice. and on more than one occasion wearing a long-sleeved burgundy shirt with a white circle. police in portugal say they've known about nine of the assaults but had discounted them feeling they were spread over too wide an area. and there hadn't been any attempts made at abductions. british authorities now say they first made the possible connection to mccann when three victims' families came forward, following this televised recreation of mccann's crime five months ago. for mccann's parents who were away at dinner when maddy were vanished, any new lead is promising. >> every time a new appeal, like
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today, is made, with new information apparently coming forward, so long after she went missing, they feel that in itself is progress. >> reporter: lama hasan, abc news. >> fascinating, seven years later. >> you know, it's amazing, because officers are still investigating 12 potential crimes at the resort -- near resorts where maddy vanished. after all these years you think they would have zoned in a little earlier. >> yeah. seven years later we are hearing about it. detectives are sifting through the details of 530 sex offenders. whose whereabouts are unknown. of those 530, 39 are classified as high proert. let's hope they get somewhere. >> i know. it's been such a long haul for those parents. coming up, is parenthood really the key to familial bliss? there is a new book that has parents sharply divided. you be the judge, next. ahead in our next half hour, for college age kids, it's time for that annual rite of passage, spring break. but wait until you see who is increasingly crashing the party. you're watching abc's "world news now."
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♪ so many beautiful reasons ♪ to be happy so many reasons to be happy. but if you ask some parents, kids may not always be at the top of the list. >> a new book is sparking fresh controversy in parenting circles, suggesting raising kids is not really what it's cracked up to be. and many parents are not any happier than their child-free peers. >> juju chang checks it out.
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>> are you done with your homework? >> reporter: the dirty little secret of modern parenting, that the day-to-die grind can turn happy people into less happy people. >> for me the lows are feeling sad when my kids feel sad. >> reporter: kathy, a professional photographer, mother of three, confessing she loves her kids and being a mom, she didn't anticipate the less joyful moments and the guilt that comes with the territory. >> we are so self-examining. but i think it creates a lot of guilt. >> reporter: author and mom jennifer is now exposing the unanticipated underbelly of parenting in her new book "all joy and no fun." her research shows that parents are really no happier than nonparents. kids, it turns out, don't necessarily make life all that fun. >> the no fun part, i think people are much more reluctant to speak about. we know there is some drudgery associated with parenting. i don't know if we are fully prepared to talk about how much
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anxiety we experience as parents. >> reporter: the hardest stages she says are the early years and teenage years, where a child is fighting for independence and parents have a hard time letting go. she also believes in the digital age of pinterest, facebook and instagram add to a mother's feelings of an adequacy and guilt. but rather than forgo parenting, parents just need to be realistic. >> it's okay to be uncertain. >> reporter: what she says those unscientific studies can determine are the long-term joy that comes with raising kids. >> talking about fun is a very thin form of happiness. joy is something totally different. it's about a deep, abiding connection with someone. being parents, they report more highs, they report more purpose of being, they report more purpose. >> reporter: for a tough day, a tough day can be erased with a
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simple hug. juju chang, abc news, new york. >> what do you think? >> i don't doubt for a minute many parents might experience that. however, i only have one. i'm dad. maybe it's not as burdensome as being mom. but she's the best thing i've got. i mean, she's awesome. >> i agree. >> and i'm not just saying that. >> as a mother of a toddler and an 18-month-old, it's tough. >> that's a tough time. >> it's tough, juggling. >> there were many days where i'm like, this is not fun at all. you're in that tough phase. do you sort of relate or -- >> i get why she can say it is tough. and sometimes no fun. and i do feel when you have kids that are under 5, you are in a different boat. and when you have kids over 5, you forget how tough it was when they were under 5. >> i think i'm having that now. it gets better. it gets get better. once they pass 3, it is better. then 5 -- well, mine was an angle. i hope yours are, too. >> they can be at times. >> terrible 2s, that's -- >> they hope they are asleep right now.
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i love this story. you know, italy has their version of "the voice." >> they all do. >> guess who shows up? a nun. sister christina, jamming to alicia keys' "no one." take a listen. ♪ ♪ all i know is is this ♪ ♪ no one no one ♪ ♪ what i'm feeling no one no one ♪ >> she really can sing. >> incredible. she's really a nun. and the look on the judges'
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faces. i just love that moment. she can belt it out. >> like "sister act," the movie. they have to get the rest of the convent in there to do some songs. >> you have to watch the italian version. >> cool. so many dog lovers out there. when you love your dog, you can't get enough pictures. some people think you're insane but if you love your dog, you know what it's like. there's a new app called packdog.com and the site is p-a-c-k. you can get an app for your smartphone all day long and get cute pictures. polka time. >> hey, it's the first weekend of spring. let's polka! ♪ ♪ congress and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ around the world and up your street ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ i spoke with mr. putin out in russia yesterday ♪ ♪ i told him vlad hey cut it out
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crimea doesn't pay ♪ >> boo! >> there's no booing in polka. ladies and gentlemen here they are. from the beer house on 45th street and third avenue in new york city. ♪ ♪ who cares what the bosses think they're a goofy crew ♪ ♪ if your neighbors call the cops ♪ ♪ here's all you have to do ♪ when they yellow ♪ it's half past three ♪ say it's news to me ♪ that's the news to me ♪ the world news polka ♪ they make us work the grave yard shift and go for broke ♪ ♪ why not tune in abc and join in our little joke ♪ ♪ five whole days every week we're here with tongue in cheek n ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ that's the world news polka >> have a great weekend, everybody. we'll see you monday! polka ♪ >> have a great weekend, everybody. we'll see you monday!
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this morning on "world news now" -- the search resumes. crews are again combing a dangerous and remote part of the indian ocean, trying to get answers in the mystery of malaysian airlines flight 370. taxpayers paid out a million dollars to thieves claiming to be irs representatives. how to avoid becoming a victim. the spring bring sermon. the man who wants young people to put the alcohol aside and let them preach at the beach. and a presidential putdown. what president obama has to say to ellen about the oscar selfie that took over twitter. that is in "the skinny" on this friday, march 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> morning, everybody. happy friday. i'm john muller.
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>> i'm reena ninan in for diana perez. we begin with one official's call the best lead in nearly two-week-old search for malaysian flight 370. the problem, locating it. >> search planes are again flying through the location of that possible debris spotted by satellite. abc's david wright was on one of those missions and takes us along on this abc news exclusive. >> reporter: we took off aboard this p-8 poseidon on a nine-hour mission into the open ocean. then morning 1,000 miles out to sea, the crew got a new set of orders, a possible breakthrough. they gave us permission to call abc news from the cockpit. we're being told by the flight crew here that they have some intelligence now that there is some sort of debris in the water. they're not clear what. we will be the first plane on site. >> reporter: our primary focus now, those two large objects seen in those satellite images, possible debris. one piece as big as 78 feet. the images, now the best hope for answers. as we were racing to the scene, australia's prime minister was
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breaking the news to the world. >> following specialist analysis of this satellite imagery, two possible objects related to the search have been identified. >> reporter: the location, almost 1500 miles from the australian coast. closer to antarctica than to australia. our high-tech plane dropped to just 300 feet above the waves. the new technology on board, so sensitive it can spot something as small as a basketball on the water 16 miles away. crew members perched at every window, staring out at this lowly patch of ocean more than two miles deep. that's 14 empire state buildings piled end to end. deeper than where the "titanic" sank. for three hours we scanned the waters. 4100 square miles in all. an area the size of los angeles, but saw nothing. except a freighter and two pods of dolphins. >> we want to give the families closure. but you know, we know we did
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something good today. we eliminated the area and we move on to the next area tomorrow and keep trying. keep our hopes up. >> reporter: the search is set to resume in a couple of hours. but for now, whatever was in those satellite photos remains a mystery. david wright, abc news, perth, australia. >> questions about malaysian authorities' handling the search are intensifying. after news they waited for days to act on information that the search was being conducted in the wrong area. a british satellite company told malaysian officials on march 12th they picked up satellite pings, showing the plane may have crashed into the indian ocean. the malaysians waited three days before redirecting search efforts. stay with abc news. this story is sure to develop throughout the day. we will have updates on "america this morning" and "good morning america." and when we're not on the air, check abcnews.com for the latest. the political repercussions of crimea are expanding. president obama added to the sanctions against russia. black listing a bank and several wealthy russian businessmen. in return, russia banned nine
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u.s. congressional and administration officials from visiting. and germany's chancellor said she will boycott a planned european summit scheduled for russia in june. more middle eastern refugees than ever are headed toward italy. many are coming in overcrowded boats like this one. authorities say they have rescued more than 4,000 people in the past four days. the number of migrants always goes up as temperatures rise, but it's up at least 300% this year. the war in syria and instability in libya are reasons. construction worker in florida is in stable condition this morning after being rescued from a hole in the ground. now, he was part of a crew working on an irrigation system yesterday when the ground gave way beneath him, trapping his lower body in the mud. the man was trapped for over three hours before he was finally pulled to safety. with tax season in full swing, the irs has more than 20,000 taxpayers have been targeted in a massive phone scam. fake agents are calling taxpayers claiming they owe money and demanding payment
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using prepaid debit cards or wire transfers. people in every state have been targeted and victims have lost more than $1 million. the irs says, if you get a call, just hang up. it is now officially spring. the vernal equinox occurred at lunchtime yesterday. mother nature gave us a tease of the good weather to come. but as we hear from lana zak, it's only a preview of coming attractions. good morning, lana. >> reporter: good morning, john and reena. go ahead and get comfy with another cup of hot cocoa because it appears winter doesn't care the calendar says spring. march is known to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. don't put away your sweaters and boots just yet. >> while spring is officially here on the calendar, the weather says it's still winter. we have shots of cold air coming in this weekend and look out, next week, for the possibility of a snowstorm. >> reporter: you heard correctly. another snowstorm may be rolling into the east coast next week. >> i'm sick of it. i'm ready for spring.
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>> reporter: on the very first day of spring, folks in new hampshire were welcome to a fresh dump of snow. >> we have been shoveling it mostly by hand. >> reporter: the harshest winter in almost 30 years is not releasing its grip on the nation. the chilly blast will continue for the 22 states who suffered below average temperatures while the seven states who have had warm weather can enjoy the sunshine. their warm days, the envy of the rest of the nation for whom this seems like a recurring nightmare. >> everybody's had enough snow. >> reporter: but is there a silver lining in this snowy cloud? meteorologists say the slow warming could help avoid spring floods and bring a few other benefits. >> the cool weather in april is going to have some benefits. number one, less allergies. number two, less severe thunderstorms. and those are thunderstorms that have the ability to produce damaging wind gusts, hail and tornadoes. >> reporter: and you know, all of this winter weather has had another effect. it's kept shoppers at home so
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big retailers like walmart are trying a new strategy. black friday spring sales since it looks like the weather is not going to cooperate any time soon. lana zak, abc news. >> i like that. >> i have not been going out to do anything. i dropped my ipod the other day. i still have a cracked screen. i've been mean -- >> it's horrible. >> yeah, it's horrible. >> it's taped. it's not that bad. i've been meaning to get it fixed but it's too cold. i've been waiting for it to warm up for two weeks now. >> if winter was on facebook, i would have defriended it. >> i would call them out. >> hey, there you go. how about a zoo? let's talk about zookeepers at portland, oregon zoo. they're showing off one of their newest arrivals. >> check it out, baby penguin. one of three born earlier this month. the zoo says this one is hearty, eating habits, have nicknamed him porker. humble penguin. passed his baby physical with flying colors. porker and siblings will make
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their public debut later this summer. cute little fellow. >> totally cute. i mean, who doesn't like -- are penguins kind of hard? i don't see them in a lot of zoos. >> i'm not sure, to be honest. but three new chicks have joined the oregon zoo penguin colony this month. so been a good winter for these guys. >> they are keeping cozy in little nest boxes. i was wondering how they do that. they have a diet of fish smoothies provided by their parents. would you try one? >> fish smoothie? i'm going to pass on the fish smoothie. the penguins are probably the only ones happy about this weather. and coming up in "the skinny," the star power at the state department. plus, preaching at the beach. meet a man who is diving into the den of debauchery to help young people find their way to christianity. you're watching "world news now." ♪ get started on a saturday night ♪ ♪ everybody's waiting for me to arrive ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by swiffer.
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♪ i'm coming up so you better get this party started ♪ college students from coast to coast have been getting the party started. >> that's right. spring break is upon us. for millions of students, that not only means sun and surf but keg stands and tequila shots. >> wait until you hear who is crashing the party. we're up "up all nightline" with gio benitez. >> reporter: spring break, it's a rite of passage. once a year, hundreds of thousands of college kids
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descend on the beaches of the southern coast to party. there are no rules here. only expectations to get very drunk. naked. and hook up. >> got to get it on. >> reporter: just steps away from overflowing beer bongs and vodka shots -- >> jesus christ. >> you guys ready? woo! >> reporter: are spring breakers with a much different purpose. praying for the parties. >> i ask you to reveal yourself to them. >> they do crazy things. >> reporter: but for buddy young -- >> what is going on? >> reporter: -- an unexpected face on the spring break scene. >> i want to come back and help my party people get to the team i want to be at. >> reporter: for the past 34 years he's led a ministry called
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beach preach, to, of all places, south padre island, to spread the word of jesus >> this is the hangout. this is the people who really need our help. >> reporter: what is the biggest goal here you have? >> we have a couple of things. number one, we realize that students come to spring break and they want to blow off steam and have fun. in the midst of that, there are tons of safety issues. one of the primary things we want to do is work with the city of south padre island. police department and all of them, to make sure that students have a safe spring break. >> reporter: so when the sun goes down and the party gets wilder, for some the night ends in the back of this car. >> both are underage and are highly intoxicated. >> reporter: for those who party on, ironically, the beach preach ministry is their free ride. >> the object is to get them from one place to another, get them safely there. but also to have just a conversation with them. what's going on in your life? how can we help you? >> reporter: a lot of people are watching saying, this is just spring break. they're out having fun.
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so why is it you're here? >> what happens when you wake up after spring break? when a girl in the midst of something says, hey, let's go in here and do this. then they wake up the next morning, all of a sudden reality comes in. did anybody film me? did anybody take a picture of what i did? i'm so embarrassed. >> reporter: so this is -- >> i think, what would happen if that was my daughter? >> reporter: on the last day of the ministry, buddy has gathered the converted. at once, the debaucherous party gives way to collective prayer. >> heavenly father, we thank you for this great opportunity we have to testify to our faith in you. thank you for saving us, rescuing us. we thank you for these who will be baptized. amen. >> amen! >> reporter: the crew wades into the chilly waves to begin baptizing. for "nightline", i'm gio benitez in south padre island, texas.
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>> gosh. >> quite the scene down there. according to the south padre island convention and visitors bureau, estimated 50,000 students visit the island each march for spring break. >> they say it's expanded beyond to other popular spring break sites like panama city, florida. and they're offering you free breakfast. >> free breakfast can be a good thing. can be very persuasive. >> when have you drunk a little bit too much. >> no doubt about it. >> when we come back, we check out the "the skinny." and today's headlines, what president obama told ellen and what fergie told the state department. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ all right. it's time for "the skinny" on this friday. we start with a special guest star on ellen. >> the reigning daytime queen of funny held court via live satellite interview from who else, president obama. wasting no time in one-upping the chief executive, getting a dig over her selfie she took earlier this month at the academy awards. >> i don't know if you know this, but i was aiming to break your record of retweets. and i apologize for doing it. but i broke your retweet record. >> i heard about that. i thought it was a pretty cheap
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stunt myself. >> he's always good with the comebacks. >> he is. >> in between jokes the president took the opportunity to taut obamacare. and admitted that was the first lady on the week-long trip to china. getting a little slaufenly. do you remember when he was in new york recently, part of the obamacare -- actually, minimum wage 37 praising the gap because they had given their employees raises. and he bought the sweaters for his daughters. >> yes, at the gap. >> ellen asked, how did it go. his quote was, they didn't say ewww, so it was a success. >> and they are fashion superstars. be curious to know when they wear them. >> and the counter girl said, why don't you go with v-neck. and he said, no, crew neck. he didn't get an ewww, so he did all right. >> he has some fashion sense. >> there you. >> normally unflappable diplomats and state department personnel got a little excited with a visit from pop royalty. >> fergie stopping by to aid victims of sexual and domestic
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violence around the world. the black-eyed peas singer trading in an edgy rock star attire for a conservative tailored pin-striped suit. deputy secretary of state introduced her as, quote, a global ambassador and musical duchess. they really do crazy when these hollywood types -- i mean, everybody from all over the state department like flocks in. >> sure. >> you know, who -- who wouldn't want to see fergie? new baby. she does look quite good in that suit. >> she does. she dresses up beautifully. let's talk about thor. the man who plays him in the movie isn't doing so bad himself. we are talking about chris hemsworth and his wife, elsa, and they are parents of twins now. >> they were born yesterday at a los angeles hospital amid tight security. we don't even know their genders. the couple has a 22-month-old daughter. hemsworth is currently filming
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"avengers:age of ultron." >> they have more hands full than what you have at home. >> i'm curious to what they say about the parenting we were talking about earlier. 22 months. >> and those poor kids have to live up to their dad being thor. hard to step into those shoes. >> didn't think about that. >> next up, jennifer aniston and her long time fiance. >> they've been engaged for nearly two years and now published reports say they might be considering eloping. >> really? >> possibly in the spring. someone close to aniston says, there's a possibility it could be a small casual destination wedding, somewhere warm. >> yep. they frequently vacation to mexico so that is being considered. the former "friends" co-star says they want to get married when neither are jumping from job to job. >> destination wedding seems her style. she doesn't seem like princess bride.
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>> the talk about her and marriage has been so long. it could be nice to actually see the pictures, right? all right, folks. we'll be right back.
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see what's new at projectluna.com ♪ everybody's working for the weekend ♪ >> going to have that in our heads -- >> forever, i know. >> time to rewind the week with our weekly friday rewind. >> topping the headlines of course, that missing malaysian airlines jet, but also making news with holiday controversy, a celebrity revelation. and commodes causing commotion. >> with the turns this airplane made, even if we don't know the altitud altitudes, someone was very definitely at control of this airplane and knew what they were doing. >> this is a treacherous deep seas, winter is coming. the rescue efforts just continue to get more difficult by the day. >> the crisis in ukraine is the most serious test of european security in the 21st century so far. >> we are exploring a number of additional steps to increase the
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pace and scope of our military cooperation, including rotating u.s. forces to the baltic region. >> there's a report of a helicopter into the space needle, on the ground now. cars involved, on fire. >> it was taking off and it just wobbled and spun and then it started going down sideways on the street. >> this will be the 23rd year in new york city. and it's not over until every irish lbgt person can march down the street behind a banner that says who they are. >> arizona versus louisville. i have louisville going back to the finals. >> who do have you going all the way to the championship? >> michigan state going all the way for me. >> i'm a paid hypocrite. i wasn't okay with it, but i was still doing it. just putting perspective on the time that i had and the thoughts that i had when i was in it and when i decided to leave. >> it's an actual commode with the tank and everything. two of them. she has the commodes right at
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the property line faced towards me. so i said, i had enough. so i had them come out and build me a fence. >> that poor lady. we want to remind you about a special feature for our facebook fans. >> it's called "in case you missed it" and you can check on out all the highlights from our show this week. logon to wnnfans.com to take a look. >> and that woman talking about the toilets next door, the colorado man who put them up on the tree is calling them artwork. >> but there is other people in colorado saying it is total rubbish and get the trash out of there. >> take them down. >> he has to take them down. i wouldn't want a toilet in my backyard. >> i wouldn't either. she built a fence, but they are above the fence line. so you look up and you see them. not cool. >> not cool. >> fun to watch. >> it was fun to watch. don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> coming up, more news from abc. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades. "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, developing overnight right now, more planes are searching where a satellite spotted possible debris from flight 370. new details in from a yew that just returned from a recent mission. tense standoff. president obama expands sanctions against russian officials and president putin is striking back with sanctions aimed at america. high jinks. one of the top terror targets in the world so how did a teenager get past security to the top of the world trade center? and, oh, baby, one family has a special delivery expanding their family by five. good friday morning. i'm john

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